ERIC Number: ED058421
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-May-17
Reference Count: 0
Developing and Operating a Vocational Center.
Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.
A vocational center is a joint effort among neighboring districts to provide comprehensive vocational education for K-12 students and adults in the community. Some considerations in planning a center are to: (1) explore the interests of all neighboring schools, (2) appoint a full-time director 1 year before the center will offer programs, (3) survey the community and students, (4) form a governing board, (5) develop a plan for the first year, (6) select facilities, (7) seek staff, and (8) provide for staff to develop or adapt curricula before the program begins. Considerations in operating a center include: (1) reviewing all procedures for developing a center, (2) providing for a variety of adult vocational programs, (3) evaluating the program annually, (4) planning for expansion, (5) planning for career development K-12, (6) working cooperatively with advisory committees, and (7) arranging for curriculum coordination between vocational center programs and nearby post-secondary programs. Information on funding and costs, program and goals, and legislative action is included. (GEB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Education, Career Planning, Educational Administration, Educational Legislation, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Elementary Education, Program Administration, Program Costs, Program Development, Regional Schools, School Community Relationship, Secondary Education, Vocational Education, Vocational Schools
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.